Who's who: Gene Sauers

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Who's who: Gene Sauers

  • Name:

    Gene Craig Sauers
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 22, 1962 in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Georgia Southern University
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1984

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): US Snr Open (2016). PGA Tour wins (3).

Did you know?

Sauers competed on the PGA Tour from 1984 until 2005, notching up three wins along the way, and one in an unofficial money event (1990 Deposit Guaranty Classic).

He did not compete professionally from 2006 to 2010 after being diagnosed with a potentially life threatening skin disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. He finally overcame the condition and returned to professional golf on the Nationwide Tour in 2011, and joined the Champions Tour in 2012 on turning 50.

Winless on the senior tour for almost four years, he recorded the biggest win of his professional career at the 2016 US Senior Open at Scioto Country Club, where he edged out Spain's Miguel Ángel Jiménez.

Top tournaments won by Gene Sauers

2016
Majors
277 (-3)
$675,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sauers, Gene

Venue

Scioto

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$675,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (37th) (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez finished 1 shot behind Sauers (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win and first major championship victory. Monday finish after Sunday's play was rained-out. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].

2002
America
269 (-15)
$630,000
Air Canada

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sauers, Gene

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Air Canada

Played as the Air Canada Championship (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Steve Lowery (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sauers (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win for 13 years. [Ridge course, Northview G&CC, Surrey, Vancouver].

1990
America
Hattiesburg CC
268 (-12)
$54,000
Deposit Guaranty

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sauers, Gene

Venue

Hattiesburg CC

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

Deposit Guaranty

Played as the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic (April 5-8; unofficial PGA Tour "satellite" event). Second-placed Jack Ferenz (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sauers (USA). [Hattiesburg CC, Hattiesburg, MS].

1989
America
197 (-19)
$135,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sauers, Gene

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hawaiian Open (Feb 9-12). Second-placed David Ogrin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sauers (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1986
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
274 (-10)
$81,000
Bank of Boston

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sauers, Gene

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$81,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Boston

Played as the Bank of Boston Classic (Sept 11-14). First-time PGA Tour winner Sauers (USA) beat Blaine McCallister (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

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